Charlottenburg Palace – New Wing

Outstanding, Elegant and Prestigious

After beginning his reign in 1740, Frederick the Great had Sanssouci Palace built in Potsdam and also expanded Charlottenburg’s Old Palace with the addition of the New Wing. The highlights of this self-contained palace structure, which was nearly destroyed in World War II and subsequently largely reconstructed, are its grand festival halls. The White Hall and the opulent Golden Gallery are among the most beautiful Rococo creations in Europe.

In addition to the grand halls, two separately situated apartments were created for the artistic king. One of the largest collections of 18th century French painting outside France can be seen in these interiors, including masterpieces by Antoine Watteau.

Similarly, Frederick the Great’s nephew and successor, King Frederick William II, had a summer apartment in the New Wing designed in the Chinese and Etruscan styles, as well as winter chambers in an early Neoclassical style. From 1788–91, he had the palace ensemble along the Large Orangery completed with the construction of an independent Theater Building designed by Carl Gotthard Langhans.

His son and daughter-in-law, Frederick William III and the celebrated Luise, also used the New Wing as a preferred summer residence. The queen resided in the winter chambers of her father-in-law, located on the upper floor to the west. Karl Friedrich Schinkel created her elegant bedchamber, a fine example of Prussian furniture design, in 1810. A superlative royal art collection from the early 19th century that includes major works of French painting is presented in the former apartment of Frederick William III on the ground floor.

The heyday of Berlin sculpture is brought to life in a presentation of Neoclassical and Romantic sculptures displayed in the vestibule of the New Wing.

A compact guide to the palace gardens and their buildings may be ordered here.


Charlottenburg Palace – New Wing [Neuer Flügel]
Spandauer Damm 10-22
14059 Berlin

How to get there

Public Transportation

Stop "Luisenplatz/Schloss Charlottenburg (Berlin)"

vbb-online | Timetable information »


Paid parking spaces for cars and buses.

Opening Hours

Summer Season | April to October
Valid: 01.04.2022 - 31.10.2022
Monday closed
Tuesday  - Sunday: 10:00 - 17:30
Winter Season | November to March
Valid: 01.11.2022 - 31.03.2023
Monday closed
Tuesday  - Sunday: 10:00 - 16:30
Christmas Eve (24.12.2022) closed
Christmas Day (25.12.2022) closed
Christmas Holiday (26.12.2022) 10:00 - 16:30
New Year's Eve (31.12.2022) 10:00 - 14:00
New Year's Day (01.01.2023) 11:00 - 16:30

Last admission 30 minutes before closing.

On public holidays, weekend opening hours apply unless otherwise stated.

Overview of opening hours and holidays »

Admission Prices

Single Ticket New Wing

incl. multimedia guide

Price : 12.00 reduced : 8.00

Single Ticket Old Palace

incl. multimedia guide

Price : 12.00 reduced : 8.00

charlottenburg+ Ticket

Valid for a single visit to all the SPSG museum institutions in the Charlottenburg Palace Gardens on one day. (Not valid for special exhibitions; some exceptions apply.)
On sale at all participating palace registers, at the visitor centers and online. When purchasing tickets a fixed admission time for Charlottenburg Palace will be booked as well.
Further information

Price : 17.00 reduced : 13.00

charlottenburg+ Family Ticket

Valid for a single visit to all the SPSG museum institutions in the Charlottenburg Palace Gardens on one day. Not valid for special exhibitions; some exceptions apply.
Valid for up to 2 adults and up to 4 children belonging to the same family aged 18 or younger.
On sale at participating palace registers and at the visitor centers.
Further information

Price : 25.00


  • Audio Guide German
  • Audio Guide English
  • Audio Guide French
  • Audio Guide Italian
  • Audio Guide Spanish
  • Audio Guide Chinese
  • Audio Guide German for children (age 11-14)


Charlottenburg Palace – New Wing
Spandauer Damm 10-22
14059 Berlin
Phone: +49 (0) 30.3 20 91-0
SPSG | Visitor's Information
Visitor's Center at the Historic Windmill in Sanssouci Park
An der Orangerie 1
14469 Potsdam
(Closed Mondays)

Visitor's Center at the New Palace in Sanssouci Park
Am Neuen Palais 3
14469 Potsdam
(Closed Tuedays)
Phone: +49 (0) 331.96 94-200
SPSG | Gruppenservice
contact form for booking requests
Phone: 0331.96 94-222
Fax: 0331.96 94-107

App / Multimedia Guide

The app "Charlottenburg SPSG" offers multimedia tours through the Old Palace and the New Wing. Also included are tours of the current special exhibition (mostly German/English). Available free of charge in the App Store or Google Play.

Available in the following languages:

  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Polish
  • Ukrainian
  • Russian
  • Chinese (Mandarin)

Luggage storage

Please note: No luggage or baggage may be left in the entrance area of the palace for security and safety reasons.
You can leave smaller baggage items at the coat check free of charge.

We recommend wearing a mask throughout your visit.


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